Six Artists Six Prairies -

 Todays Painting




Lone Palm

6x6 inches

acrylic on panel


 I'm wondering which frame colors my readers like the most?  Many of my loft visitors tell me that they like the silver and dark espresso frames the most.  The four basic choices I can get are:


Rustic Barnwood

Warm Silver

Dark Espresso



Let me know what your preference is. I like to please my patrons in every way I can.




Tip of the Day-   How to help wildlife




Plants provide wildlife with protection from weather and predators as well as a place to rest, eat, and raise young. Often plants also provide food, and some will collect rain water for drinking, too.
All wildlife feed on plants or other animals. Ideally, the diversity of plants in the yard will provide year-round food.
Fresh drinking water is essential for wildlife. Some animals need bodies of water for egg laying and early development and some live partially or entirely in water. Ponds are gaining in popularity, but simply placing a birdbath or large plant saucer filled with fresh water will supply the needs of a wide variety of wildlife.


Today's Recipe

   I love getting recipes from my readers. Please send them to me at




1 pkg. (7 oz.) ATHENOS Original Hummus
1 cup  ATHENOS Greek Strained Nonfat Yogurt
1 pkg. (4 oz.) ATHENOS Crumbled Feta Cheese with Basil & Tomato
1/2 cup  finely chopped red onions
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup  chopped seeded cucumbers
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
2 pkg.  (6 oz. each) ATHENOS Pita Chips Original

SPREAD hummus onto plate.

TOP with layers of all remaining ingredients except chips.

SERVE with chips.




Studio News and Specials 


Painting Knife Landscape Workshop



Register at:




"The Mob"


Thornebrook Gallery, September 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm.


 The opening of "The Mob", a showing of thirty of the phenomenally talented painters in our area. Each artist will bring in one piece to display for the five day show. Live music will be performed for the opening by Eric Diamond. A closing party will also be held on Wednesday September 14th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. with live music by Cathy DeWitt. Refreshments will be served.

 Come find my painting at this exhibit. 

Post Card


I'll be in booth number 60 at the
Thornebrook Village Fine Art Festival
September 23-25, 2011 




 Melrose exhibit

I'll have three paintings in the Melrose Fundraiser.



Come meet the Six Artists at Wild Birds Unlimited and Paddiwhack Gallery during Art Hop  November 18, 5:30 - 9 PM. Enjoy the Cake Party at my Loft Studio with Creative Hands artisans November 18 5:30 - 9PM and on Saturday November 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM  (Next to Fresh Market) 4122 NW 16th BLVD, Gainesville, FL





Take advantage of my layaway plan. I offer up to 12 months to pay for your painting. I store the painting for you until it is paid for in full.  No interest on payments. you can start at $25.00 A great way to buy the painting of your dreams.




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  My Ebay Link



 Linda's Loft Studio Classes


These classes are designed for students who have some experience in painting. They are in a casual fun atmosphere and not at all intimidating.



My Open Studio Saturday afternoon class is designed to allow you the freedom to work on your own painting projects as individuals. It is a casual class with positive useful critiques and suggestions on composing, color and values, brushwork or anything you need help with. We can discuss marketing, materials,equipment or any art related questions you may have. You may use any medium for this class except transparent watercolor. (Bring your painting projects and let me help you with them)


Saturdays from 3:00-5:30 PM 

Includes a snack and drink. 

30.00 per class. Pay at the class. 

Limited to eight painters.(I have five spaces left for this class) 




For beginning painters, take a Michaels Beginning Acrylic class with Linda, 2 Sundays a month. Register at the Gainesville Michaels store at the courtesy desk.


My Yard IV 

August "Make an Offer" Painting

9x12 inches

acrylic on panel

shipping 10.00

send offers to



Current High Offer is 20.00 


Since I have been selling regularly on Ebay, it is easier to use that instead of doing the monthly auction. This will be my last one for awhile. Go to my ebay link after this month to bid on my small paintings.


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